India's Limco, future landlord of the Ghanaian army
The Indian defence, construction, and engineering conglomerate Limco is to carry out its first operation on the African continent. It has been appointed site manager for the construction of more than a thousand civilian housing units for the Ghanaian army, and it also intends to sell its security services in the region. [...]
Yaoundé in market for patrol boats after Washington deal falls through
The Cameroonian navy has embarked on a search for patrol boats after its attempt to acquire two Bollinger vessels from Washington was blocked as a sanction for abuses committed by the army in the country's English-speaking region. [...]
Cairo committed to corvettes and patrol vessels being 'Made in Egypt'
As European majors like Damen, Fincantieri and Navantia try to woo Cairo as it plans to acquire 20 patrol vessels and six corvettes, the Egyptian Navy insists on solid partnerships and the transfer of technological knowledge. [...]
How General Obed Akwa is orchestrating Accra's military diplomacy
Ghana's 16,000-strong army has become one of the main levers of Accra's outsized diplomatic influence in Africa and beyond, with nearly 3,000 soldiers deployed across a dozen UN missions. President Nana Akufo-Addo is particularly fond of his country's armed forces and increasingly relies on his Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Akwa. [...]